AKB48 tops the singles charts with 37th single Kokoro no Placard selling 1,057,774 copies Рcontinuing their streak of first week 1 million+ selling singles now with 17 in a row! The single features the General Election (fan voting) top 16 with Watanabe Mayu as center. A total of 80 members selected to participate on the title track plus different coupling tracks included on the single’s multiple versions.

EXILE TRIBE tops album charts with REVOLUTION selling over 251,000 copies. Last week the combined EXILE x J Soul Brothers x EXILE GENERATIONS. topped the singles charts with THE REVOLUTION. Popular anime Sword Art Online II Song Collection album lands in the #6 spot.

Note: the soundtrack album for FROZEN (Anna and the Snow Queen) ended its run in the top 10 after 24 straight weeks.

Read on for the complete top 10 singles and albums charts.


Singles for August 25th – 31st 2014


Rank   Group/Artist Single Title Released Sold
1 AKB48 Kokoro no Placard Aug 27th 1,057,774
2 V6 Namida no ato ga kieru koro Aug 27th 61,083
3 Various Artists Uta no Prince-sama quartet Aug 27th 33,226
4 The ALFEE Eiyuu no Uta Aug 27th 32,493
5 Kuraki Mai Mutekina Heart / STAND BY YOU Aug 27th 25,990
6 KARA MAMMA MIA! Aug 27th 25,702
7 SID ENAMEL Aug 27th 25,638
8 Da-iCE Hush Hush Aug 27th 23,226
9 palet VICTORY Aug 27th 21,460
10 Bakusute Sotokanda Icchome Seishun Chronicle / Harinezumi to Jelly Bean Aug 27th 16,968


Albums for August 25th – 31st  2014


Rank   Group/Artist Album Title Released Sold
2 DREAMS COME TRUE ATTACK 25 Aug 20th 28,020
3 Ariana Grande My Everything Aug 27th 26,067
4 Hiroshi Kamiya Hareyon Aug 27th 19,818
5 UNISON SQUARE GARDEN Catcher In The Spy Aug 27th 16,353
6 Various artists Sword Art Online Song Collection Aug 27th 15,616
7 Fujisawa Yoshiaki Love Live! Season 2 Original Sound Track Aug 27th 12,700
8 syrup16g Hurt Aug 27th 12,302
9 Aqua Timez Elf no Namida  Aug 27th 9,770
10 Nakamori Akina All Time Best Original Aug 6th 9,749


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Source: Oricon